The Hudson: A River at Risk, by Hudson Valley Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, offers a three-part exploration of the current environmental risks faced by our region. The first part, "All the risk, no reward," examines the risks from the so-called “bomb trains” transporting oil along the riverside, the aging Indian Point nuclear plant and the massive Tappan Zee bridge replacement project. Part two, "A Beautiful Hazardous Waste Site" shows the impact that industry continues to have on the region from the toxic PCBs dumped into the river by General Electric, to sprawling electrical transmssion lines, proposed oil pipelines and a recent plan to greatly expand Hudson River anchorages for oil barges. the Pilgrim Pipelines proposal to the 50-year-old nuclear power plant at Indian Point, which continues to operate even as its infrastructure ages; and the rebuilding of the Tappan Zee Bridge, currently the largest construction project in North American with a potential to create serious environmental harm if not closely monitored. The final section, "Hope on the Hudson," profiles the myriad environmental organizations, communities, artists and musicians who have come together to fight for the Hudson River each time its safety has been threatened.
Screenings are being held throughout 2017 to bring awareness to the threats to our environment and to tell the stories of those who are fighting to make a difference.